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Parts & Bikes / Re: Sequence Hook V2 Stem
« Last post by Mambocowboy on May 11, 2021, 08:11:11 AM »
I had trouble at first too but I had to just tighten the two Allen bolts down really tight (as tight as I could possibly get them) and so far it hasn't move since. But I did it a specific way: When first assembling the stem onto my bike/bars I made sure to loosely tighten both Allen keys the same amount. Then I just went back and forth between them tightening each one a little at a time (always the same amount so that they got tightened equally). Once the Allen bolts start getting hard to turn I made sure to only tighten a little bit, like a 1/4 turn at most, then repeat on the other one. Kept doing this where I made sure I was always tightening each one the same amount, back and forth until I couldn't turn them at all anymore. Hasn't moved since.

I also made sure that the fork stem, bar clamp stem area and all inside surfaces of the stem were very clean with simple green, so no grease or anything. Didnt sand anything, original paint is still on all parts, etc. My fork is an odyssey f-zero and my bars are WeBicycles Gov. Both are still relatively new, no ovalizing or anything yet on fork stem.

For what it's worth I haven't watched this Pete Brandt video so I have no idea what his advice was. I'm gonna go watch it incase I should be doing something different.

I've also considered using a different tool so that I can tighten them down even more if needed but so far haven't had the need. Currently just using a regular ole Allen key. Was thinking of one of these two tools, would just have to be careful not to over tighten:


This is great advice. I think the fewer bolts, the more you need balance in tightening...
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Parts & Bikes / Re: What's your favorite freecoaster?
« Last post by mtbmonkey on May 11, 2021, 03:15:06 AM »
I haven't seen anyone mention the Profile Z Coaster.  I was considering this one because I can get it in white.  Any reason not to get one?
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Parts & Bikes / Re: Sequence Hook V2 Stem
« Last post by aliasdck on May 11, 2021, 02:43:15 AM »
I had trouble at first too but I had to just tighten the two Allen bolts down really tight (as tight as I could possibly get them) and so far it hasn't move since. But I did it a specific way: When first assembling the stem onto my bike/bars I made sure to loosely tighten both Allen keys the same amount. Then I just went back and forth between them tightening each one a little at a time (always the same amount so that they got tightened equally). Once the Allen bolts start getting hard to turn I made sure to only tighten a little bit, like a 1/4 turn at most, then repeat on the other one. Kept doing this where I made sure I was always tightening each one the same amount, back and forth until I couldn't turn them at all anymore. Hasn't moved since.

I also made sure that the fork stem, bar clamp stem area and all inside surfaces of the stem were very clean with simple green, so no grease or anything. Didnt sand anything, original paint is still on all parts, etc. My fork is an odyssey f-zero and my bars are WeBicycles Gov. Both are still relatively new, no ovalizing or anything yet on fork stem.

For what it's worth I haven't watched this Pete Brandt video so I have no idea what his advice was. I'm gonna go watch it incase I should be doing something different.

I've also considered using a different tool so that I can tighten them down even more if needed but so far haven't had the need. Currently just using a regular ole Allen key. Was thinking of one of these two tools, would just have to be careful not to over tighten:


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General Flatland Forum / Re: Introduce yourself
« Last post by khe killah on May 10, 2021, 11:13:53 PM »
Welcome to the forum Terry...

I hope you find the forum a helpful tool.
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General Flatland Forum / Re: Introduce yourself
« Last post by mtbmonkey on May 10, 2021, 11:11:54 PM »
Howdy!

Name: Terry Toste
Age: 52
Location: Ukiah, CA
Riding Since: 1982
Bike: S&M Dagger(20.5in)

I stopped riding flat for awhile.  I have to admit that there was something missing.  I may not be as good as I once was, but this time is for the soul. 
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Parts & Bikes / Sequence Hook V2 Stem
« Last post by 89schwinnsting on May 10, 2021, 11:06:25 PM »
No matter how much I've tried, I cannot get this stem to clamp securely. I've watched the Pete Brandt install video, but the damned thing continues to slip. I even sanded off some of the paint where the stem contacts the bar. Tried running with a St. martin/ Liberte fork with WE Bicycles Gov bar. Ended up removing the stem after trying a hang 5 and nearly flying over the bars as they went fully forward. Couldn't even trust them to hold tough during a simple tail whip - slipped again. Ugh. Other stems, I have no issue with. Just this one.
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Parts & Bikes / Re: Igi peg end caps
« Last post by Mambocowboy on May 10, 2021, 09:08:17 PM »
I use a 4 mm allen key going thru the sideways drilled hole
Will try that thanks
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Parts & Bikes / Re: Igi peg end caps
« Last post by metalbmxer on May 10, 2021, 05:49:39 PM »
I use a 4 mm allen key going thru the sideways drilled hole
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Parts & Bikes / Igi peg end caps
« Last post by Mambocowboy on May 10, 2021, 06:41:42 AM »
I tightened my new igi peg end caps by hand. What size Allen key tighten and loosen them? Thanks
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Parts & Bikes / Re: 2021 WTP Utopia frame
« Last post by aliasdck on May 09, 2021, 04:13:49 PM »
Ohh that is a beauty
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